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Endeavour: The Complete Second Series [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Shaun Evans
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
What an amazing series. Incredible and fascinating storylines. Shaun Evans is a triumph. With such an cliff hanger ending on Sunday, it can be hoped that there is going to be a third series - which is likely to be just as fantastic.

Apparently the great Colin Dextor is involved in the making of Endeavour and it shows!! I only hope that Roger Allams brilliantly portrayed Fred Thursday is included in the next series, as it will be poorer if he does not at least have some presence. Thursdays family life, and its warmth has given heart to Endeavour, and I believe that to take this away completely, would be a very big mistake (inevitable if Thursday dies). At a recent TV interview… Read more
The Paradise [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Joanna Vanderham
The Paradise [DVD] DVD ~ Joanna Vanderham
17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A captivating series, 10 Nov 2012
I really loved The Paradise. It was wonderful to be able to sit and watch a well made sumptious production without the often ubiquitous swearing, sex and violence. I am not a prude by any means but gentle programmes such as The Paradise, and Downton Abbey seem like a breath of spring. I am looking forward to reading the book because I am not sure a second series will be possible. Well done BBC this is surely a winner.
Anna Karenina [DVD] <b>DVD</b> ~ Keira Knightley
Anna Karenina [DVD] DVD ~ Keira Knightley
42 of 48 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Watchable, 20 Sep 2012
I had already seen the reviews of this film so was prepared for the somewhat odd theatrical take on it. Having read the book many many years ago I went with an open mind, but to be honest I found the overall effect to be strange and somewhat disengaging. There was undoubted spectacle about it, and from a visual perspective some scenes were stunning, but at the end of the day I found the film disjointed and difficult to follow as it seemed to jump between the conventional and the surreal.

Keira Knightley looking predictably stunning in some wonderful costumes, is sadly not a convincing character actress as I find I can never forget I am watching Keira rather become immersed in… Read more

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